Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunflowers

 Tra-la. I had the idea of using beads to represent the seeds in the middle of a sunflower a long time ago, but I couldn't get it right in practice. Here's one answer. This is Martha Ess's technique number 3 (see yesterday's post for link). There are beads on the inner picots, and beads on the centre ring. The yellow thread is Milford Satin 2-ply. The brown is Cebelia no. 20 that I dyed myself.

17 comments:

  1. Very nice, Jane! Thank you for the taste of warm hot august while looking into the grey rainy outside of my window ;-))

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  2. How clever! Beautiful sunflowers!

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  3. Those are absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Lovely Sunflowers! I find maltese rings not easy. Happy Tatting!
    Petra

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    1. They are a bit fiddly, but I managed to grasp them more easily than some of the other techniques I've learnt recently.

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  5. Your sunflowers look wonderful! I do like the beads in the center, a great representation of all those little seeds!

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  6. These really capture the essence of a sunflower. They are wonderful!

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  7. Love it! What a great idea for sunflowers :)

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  8. Wow, these look GREAT! (Don't cha love Martha's techniques? I know I do!)

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  9. that looks really good Jane, very much as nature. I think you did an excellent job making your idea come to life.

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  10. Thanks everyone. I'm smiling as sunnily as the flowers to see all the comments.

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  11. Your persistence has really paid off. I like the effect very much. Do you have plans for these tatted sunflowers, Jane?

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    1. Not really, no. I don't even remember why I first wanted to make sunflowers. They'll come in handy sometime though!

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  12. Clever, fanastic, they look so real

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  13. Brilliant! Any chance you would post your stitch counts/directions?

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    1. Yeah, sure, that'll help me remember what I did.

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